For as long as she can remember, Rachel has loved words. Her mother recognized this fascination for the first time when she found Rachel, as a toddler, sitting on the floor surrounded by a pile of books, methodically turning pages as if she were already reading to herself. As she grew, Rachel fostered her love of words through her education, and that passion continues in her career. She received her bachelor's degree in English with a minor in literature and a minor in writing. She then made her way to Texas A&M University-Commerce, where she received both a master's in English and a graduate certificate in Adolescent and Young Adult Literature. She then continued her studies at A&M-Commerce, receiving a Ph.D in English with a focus in Rhetoric and Composition.
Rachel taught college-level writing and literature courses for several years, both at A&M-Commerce and as an adjunct professor at Southwestern Assemblies of God University. She has also worked on several writing and editing projects, including the current edition of “Writing Inquiry,” A&M-Commerce's first-year writing curriculum. Currently, in the Office of Marketing and Communications, Rachel serves as a writer, utilizing her passion for words to represent A&M-Commerce. In her free time, Rachel loves to spend time with her husband and their two dogs, play music, garden, and (you guessed it) read and write.
Stories by Rachel
Alumni Freddy and Margaret (Muffy) O’Pry presented the Lion Food Pantry with a $30,000 check on February 13 at the pantry’s grand reopening in the university’s Performing Arts Center. The funds were raised, in part, through the O’Pry Family Match Challenge in November 2023. During the challenge, donations made to the Lion Food Pantry were […]
Black History Month Series Part 1: Honoring and Recognizing Impactful Black Figures in the Lion Family Many students at Texas A&M University-Commerce have wandered the halls or taken classes in David Talbot Hall. Despite the building’s reputation as a well-known landmark—and possible ghost haven—on campus, many students and even faculty members are unacquainted with the […]
Winter can be a beautiful season. The air gets colder; the holidays arrive, and a snow flurry might even appear. But for many, the feeling of “Jack Frost nipping at your nose” isn’t always pleasant. In fact, during the colder months, it isn’t uncommon for people to feel somewhat withdrawn, lonely and depressed. In other […]
Jackson Thornton, a senior Computer Science major at A&M-Commerce, is helping preserve the university’s rich history. Since August, he has interned in the Archives Department, located on campus in Waters Library. His role is to digitize The East Texan, A&M-Commerce’s former student newspaper, so readers worldwide can access it digitally. The East Texan was the […]